2012 #Ford Edge is Focused on Family
Whether picking up the ladies for coffee, the guys and their hockey equipment for a game or a family drive on the prairie, the 2012 Ford Edge has ample room to get you to your destination with style and convenience. Like the 2012 F-150 FX4 SuperCrew I recently had the luxury of test driving, Ford Canada has has amped up this crossover with a 2.0 L EcoBoost™ engine, giving this car more than enough power when you need it most.
The exterior is beautiful with chrome mags, matching body colour door handles, rocker panels and spoiler, dual exhaust and a huge, and I mean HUGE, panoramic “Vista Roof” sliding sunroof to bring the outdoors in. The wheel base is wider giving you the feel of a SUV but the handling of a car. This crossover is absolutely gorgeous inside and out; premium leather heated seats with extra comfort padding, wood grain dash inserts and a one piece centre console that meets all your navigation and media needs with the Ford exclusive voice-activated SYNC with MyFord Touch™ system.
Adaptive cruise control was the main feature of the 2012 Ford Edge that I was excited about; I have never seen anything like it. This feature allows you to adjust and set a cruising distance from the vehicle in front of you which means when your cruise is set and you come up behind a vehicle, using sensors the collision warning and brake support system works to slow the vehicle down automatically to a slower speed keeping the distance you set ahead of time. Once you change lanes to pass the Ford Edge will pick up to the set cruising speed. We were a little concerned testing this feature out but quickly realized how effective this feature is; I was sold on it immediately. View the video above to see exactly how amazing this feature is.
The other main features I preferred from this Ford vehicle were:
1. The push button and Securicode™ keyless-entry. With 4 kids, one a toddler, I always have my hands full when heading to the vehicle; trying to find my keys to unlock the vehicle or reaching for the handle only to realize I still didn’t unlock the door is more than an inconvenience. With these features, I can walk up to the Ford Edge with the key fob in my pocket, reach for the door and always rely on the sensor system to know when I’m within range and unlock the door for me. No more fumbling for keys!
2. The trunk has a lot of space; you could easily fit 2 or 3 hockey bags in there without effort. For those bigger transports, you can easily fold down the rear seats by the touch of a button. I’m sure I don’t have to tell too many mom’s out there how frustrating it is to try to fold down these seats; the EasyFold® rear seat back release makes this process a cinch.
I really enjoyed the 2012 Ford Edge and the new features it offers. Overall this crossover is the perfect family car for people who want enough room from a trip to the grocery store or a family vacation without sacrificing style, comfort or performance.
Disclaimer: I was loaned this vehicle, as part of the Ford Canada media fleet, for one week to review. All opinions are my own, belong to This Lil Piglet and have not been influenced in any way.